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Apple Stock Symbol: AAPL-Q

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Last Price Recorded: $156.2500 on 2017-10-20

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-10-18 BUY David Burrows

(Market Call Minute.) You are making a bet here on augmented future reality, which is what they have done with their phones.


Price:
$159.760
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-10-17 TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

His model price is $200.78, a 26% upside. They’ll be reporting next week and what you will get is more stock buyback. A lot of people are worried about the new iPhone, but all the iPhone addicts are going to have to upgrade. Dividend yield of 1.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $180.)


Price:
$160.470
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-10-16 TOP PICK Barry Schwartz

Attractively priced. Whether it comes out in November, December or whenever, they are going to sell a lot of iPhone 10s. Some analysts say they could sell as high as 270 million phones, which would be 20% more than their biggest phone sale. Has a ton of cash and are going to be a big beneficiary of tax repatriation, if that happens, with tax reform. At some point, he expects they will start putting that cash to work with either a massive buyback or massive dividend increase, etc. Dividend yield of 1.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $180.)


Price:
$159.880
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-10-10 COMMENT Cameron Hurst

Focuses on larger companies that have sustainable earnings drive with good moats around their franchise. This company is definitely one of those. At the same time, there is a product cycle to this company. When that happens, it typically happens after a larger product launch. This one is in an interesting situation right now. What they’ve opened up has a real chance of being game changing with real legs to it. However, it is going to take time. The iPhone 10 is selling at $1000 and up, and getting to a price point that is prohibitive for the average consumer, and is likely going to be bifurcating the market into a high and low end. The company has lots of runway left in the longer-term. Right now, you need to give it a little time for what seems to be a pretty seismic shift.


Price:
$155.900
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2017-09-22 BUY Paul Harris, CFA

From a valuation perspective, this is not expensive. Pays a nice dividend of 1.4%. Trading at 15X earnings. The stock ran up into their product announcement, and then pulled back. If you have a longer-term view, you look to buy the stock in this area. It very rarely pulls back substantially. They are coming into a very strong time because of Christmas.


Price:
$151.890
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-09-20 TOP PICK Zachary Curry

This keeps you in the eco system, which is extremely profitable for them. The apps and the music side is keeping you in there. The iPhone 8 and iPhone X should be positive heading into the holiday season. Also, it is not trading at an outrageous multiple. Dividend yield of 1.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $180.)


Price:
$156.070
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2017-09-19 STRONG BUY Gordon Reid

(Market Call Minute.) It has moved up a little in terms of market multiple, but we have repatriation out there with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 10. It has a 93% loyalty rate and there are a billion installed devices.


Price:
$158.730
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-09-12 COMMENT Cameron Hurst

Today is the launch of their new Iphone. It is possible there is a two-tiered approach happening. It is a very high price for a new phone, the A8+, and the X, which is new. If you set the price point of X at a higher level, there are a couple of things that can happen by splitting that market and fitting it into 2 pools. There is the classic trade of selling Apple once it reaches the product launch. How do they defend the new product. Maybe they are coming up with a strategy where this is early technology with augmented reality. If they can produce the X version at a very high price point by demonstrating the power of the technologies that they have, but ultimately they are probably going to work out a few kinks, needing more powerful processors to get it humming. They can then get that into a mass model, maybe at a later stage. If they can just show any number of different commercial applications, there is a big addressable market. If they can show that it may maintain the multiple, get the product launched at a more reasonable price point, it is possible they can skate along a pretty thin line.


Price:
$160.860
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BEARISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2017-09-12 WATCH Cameron Hurst

This stock has really done well. It has been a great performer this year, relative to tech and relative to the market. It’s an easy one to look at and think they’ve got so much going for them. They’ve got the services they are building out and trying to get revenue to $50 billion by 2020, so they are diversifying. Has great momentum. He would be cautious. The multiple is getting pretty full. He would hold it into this product launch and then assess it in a day or 2, and see how they do.


Price:
$160.860
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BEARISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2017-09-12 COMMENT Christine Poole

The iPhone 10 is quite expensive. Carriers in the US and the UK will no longer subsidize the phones, and it is going to be a really hard sell to spend that kind of money. It doesn’t really address the issue of what is happening in China. They’ve been losing unit volume share there. In China, it is a substantial amount of money to pay for even the revamped iPhone 8, let alone the iPhone 10.


Price:
$160.860
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-09-11 HOLD Darren Sissons

In many cases, this has become the iconic product “you have to have”. If you do, then you are paying a whole lot more digital connectivity than you are if you buy the Android. A fabulous company. However, don’t confuse a good company with a good investment. It’s the law of large numbers that are getting in the way of the company going substantially from here, at least until the next product. The opportunity for them to grow significantly for the next 4-5 years, is going to be a struggle. If you want, continue to hold.


Price:
$161.500
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-09-08 COMMENT Don Vialoux

Virtually every year, they announce new products which usually come out around the beginning of October. Historically, this moves higher prior to the announcement. Seasonality ends after they have made the announcement of new products. In this case, the announcement is going to be coming on September 12th. We are getting very close to the end of the seasonal strength. If you own it, you might want to take some money off the table at around September 12.


Price:
$158.630
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-09-07 COMMENT Lorne Steinberg

An amazing world leading company, and even more amazing since Steve Jobs is no longer there. This company meets all his criteria. Great free cash flow and not an overly expensive valuation. However, about half the profits are the iPhone. There is always a risk to that. Does the next product suddenly become the cool thing to own? That would cause this stock to take a big hit. He thinks there is too much risk. It is more of a consumer products company and less of a technology company. Prefers things that have not done very well, but which he thinks will do well.


Price:
$161.260
Subject:
Global Value & High Yield Bonds
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-09-05 BUY David Dietze

Any particular FAANG stock you would buy? He would go with this one. It has a below market valuation, trading at about 15.5X earnings. They are on the cusp of releasing the latest edition of their iPhones, which could generate billions of dollars of new sales. They could be a huge beneficiary of tax reform out of Washington, because they have that hoard of cash overseas, which they could repatriate at perhaps a very low cost.


Price:
$162.080
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-30 WAIT Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

September 12 will be the big announcement. As a user, he had been a little soured, but everything is fine now. He is finding the TV experience good, and is looking forward to the new phone. Wait until September 12.


Price:
$163.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-29 HOLD Colin Stewart

A very well-run company. A very strong branded franchise, but not as cheap as it used to be. The question is, are they going to be able to continue to innovate and have people continuing to refresh their iPhones. The risk on a hardware company is that at some point there could be new technology or a new provider with something new and different. Because of this, he always prefers service type businesses. This company is now building up their service business.


Price:
$162.910
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-25 HOLD Don Vialoux

hey come out with new products in the September/October timeframe and the stock moves up in anticipation.  Traders tend to sell on news.  We are on the upside and probably okay until they launch their product, then you should take profits.


Price:
$159.860
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-18 WATCH Jon Vialoux

It had a positive trend.  The gap is $155 and that was previous resistance.  There is a level of support below the market.  If it breaks below that the next level of support is $140 and then $130 so there is potential downside.  The headlines regarding the upcoming launch are supporting it.  That event is very seasonal in nature.  It should dip, selling on the news, in mid-September.  Then we have to see what the sales are on this new product. 


Price:
$157.500
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-11 HOLD Darren Sissons

The challenge is the law of large numbers. How can you continue to grow at the right component where the market has priced earnings growth moving forward? People talk about the extra cash, but if they could do something about the cash they would have done it. A lot of it is invested in tier 1 bank capital, propping up a lot of the banking system. Until there is a next product, they have to find upgrade cycles.


Price:
$157.480
Subject:
GLOBAL EQUITIES & TECHNOLOGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-09 PAST TOP PICK Paul Harris, CFA

(A Top Pick Sept 15/16. Up 41.26%.) He still likes this. Not expensive, trading at 15X earnings. It all depends over the next several months on how they execute on their new iPhone. Have lots of cash, so there is a lot of opportunity for them to do capital allocation.


Price:
$161.060
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-04 TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

Thinks this is going to spend its time at this price until the new iPhone comes out. He thinks this goes to $212. Dividend yield of 1.6%. (Analysts price target is $175.)


Price:
$156.390
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-01 BUY Bruce Murray

Reporting after the close tonight, and is either going to be up a bunch or down a bunch. He likes the company and would buy it. The last 2 iPhone cycles have been modest. The next one coming for iPhone 8 is going to be massive. This stock is relatively low priced compared to a lot of the other sexy technology stocks. The outlook for this is just fine. Has a $180 target price.


Price:
$150.050
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-01 COMMENT Alex Ruus

Just reported and looks like they had a pretty decent quarter. He would caution that on a very long-term perspective, leaders eventually always get toppled. This one probably has a more sustainable handset model than any of the previous leaders. Sales climbed like crazy for many years, but are basically flat lining now. They will be under margin pressure because they’ve filled the market with their high-priced phones, but the broader population in the emerging markets can’t afford an iPhone. He sees Android taking a bigger and bigger market share. He would be cautious.


Price:
$150.050
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-07-17 COMMENT Richard Croft

What Call Options would you use? The easiest way is to buy the option that is closest to the current price of the underlying stock. It is currently at $149.56, so he would look at a $150 Call. A $150 Call is the option that is considered to be “at the money”, because the Strike price is basically at where the stock price is. The “at the money” options tend to act most like an options contract, so you will get the bang on the upside and the hedge a bit on the downside. It is the most liquid option of the basket that you could look at. If you want to get a little more sophisticated, try and ascertain in your mind what kind of move you think is reasonable for the company based on your forecast for what the iPhone 8 is going to do for the company.


Price:
$149.560
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-07-11 PAST TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

(A Top Pick April 14/16. Up 32.48%.) The stock is on a roll. It just had a nice little correction.


Price:
$145.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-07-11 TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

The iPhone 8 is going to be a major upgrade cycle. A lot of people are holding off for this upgrade, as opposed to the iPhone 7. The stock had a nice pullback and they are going to report earnings in 2 weeks, but what really matters is their guidance going forward in September. It closed at $145.06, and he has a model price of $184.61, a 27% upside. Dividend yield of 1.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $164.)


Price:
$145.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-07-07 COMMENT Cameron Hurst

This has a product cycle coming up in September. Ahead of that, you are likely to see some kind of pre-positioning. Also, there has been a pretty sharp break, and you have to fill that gap before you can make new headway. It might be time to move on to something else. Healthcare has been pretty good right now. There are a lot of good drivers, but he would be a bit careful.


Price:
$144.180
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2017-06-30 COMMENT Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

Sold his holdings a few weeks ago. June was a pretty volatile month. Expects technology is going to come back to its trend.


Price:
$144.020
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2017-06-28 COMMENT Jason Mann

A good example of a growth stock, but also a “value” stock. He looks at valuation, price momentum and volatility, and the stock has it all. It still has really good valuation.


Price:
$145.830
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-06-26 COMMENT Peter Brieger

A stock that, subject to your view of the market and your price parameters, you could own. You know for certain that this company is going to continue to be an innovator in a number of different areas.


Price:
$145.820
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-06-21 HOLD Gordon Reid

People have been saying that the Apple phone is going to fail for as long as he can remember. This has done very, very well for his clients. He has trimmed his holdings 8 times. A 3rd of their market capitalization is in cash. The iPhone 8 is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. They are putting a lot of money behind R&D, and he thinks there are some good things that are going to come out. There is a 93% loyalty rate amongst Apple buyers.


Price:
$145.870
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-06-19 DON'T BUY Veeral Khatri

He owned it on and off over the last couple of years but it had a good run.  What is their next trick?  The question is what’s next and he does not have a good handle on what that is.  They have this huge loyal user base and he thinks there is a huge opportunity with APPs.  They need to be better at capturing services revenue.  He prefers GOOG-Q.  If AAPL-Q pulled back 10-15%, it would be a lot more palatable.


Price:
$146.340
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2017-06-15 HOLD Christine Poole

The next iPhone is part of the run up as part of their off shore cash that may be repatriated if Trump comes through.  It would be a one-time boost to the balance sheet.  She would prefer to see more avenues of growth.  Basically phones are just replacement demand.  She is not sold as a growth story.


Price:
$144.290
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on NORTH AMERICAN ECONOMY
Owned:
Unknown
2017-06-14 TOP PICK John O'Connell, CFA

About to go through a huge, huge upgrade cycle. Trading at about 16X forward earnings, which he feels is too low. They continue to be very innovative. The company’s strength is also its weakness. Its biggest weakness right now is Siri and the artificial intelligence. It’s very advanced artificial intelligence, but its ability to learn through machine learning is being retarded by having a closed ecosystem. Dividend yield of 1.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $161.50.)


Price:
$145.160
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-06-09 DON'T BUY David Dietze

He would not be a buyer here. It is right at the top of its range. A lot has been priced into them being able to repatriate cash from overseas if there is tax reform, but as the administration continues to get distracted, he thinks this gets pushed out. He also has questions about their innovation. A lot has been priced into their next version of the iPhone, and they are going to have to sell a lot of iPhones very quickly to justify it. In other areas, they seem to be falling flat.


Price:
$148.980
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-06-07 BUY Kash Pashootan

The stock is up about 55% or so over the last 52 weeks. We have to accept that this is a different company than what it was. Growth is going to become more challenging, which means it is going to go through periods where the stock doesn’t do much. He really likes their recent move. They are back to innovating. They continue to trap you into their ecosystem every time they come out with a new service or product. The stock is only trading at 17X.


Price:
$155.370
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-06-05 BUY Matthew McCall

AAPL-Q vs. GOOGL-Q vs. AMZN-Q.  He likes these two as well as AMZN-Q.  You could make a case for all three.  He owns all three.  These guys are changing the world.  AAPL has not had an announcement for a while, but will have announcements in the next year.  They could pull back a bit, but he would own all three.


Price:
$153.930
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH on GLOBAL STOCKS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-06-02 PAST TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

(A Top Pick March 9/16. Up 56%.) Closed at $153.18, and his model price is $182.71, a 20% upside. A year from now, he is expecting it to be $198, a 30% upside.


Price:
$155.450
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US$
Owned:
Yes
2017-05-30 COMMENT Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

This has confounded him for this last year. The Apple ecosystem is phenomenally strong, but found it interesting in the last quarter that Chinese sales are actually declining in their ecosystem. His photos are confusing, he can’t find them, and sometimes they’re on somebody else’s phone. He is in a real neutral position right now.


Price:
$153.670
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-05-29 BUY Teal Linde

The stock has been doing quite well even though their revenues are only growing at single digits.  They have always traded at a low multiple because of a narrow product line.  In the last quarter they said 20% of their profits are from Apple app store, Apple music and Apple iCloud, which are all high margin.  They think it can double in the next three years.  That would justify a higher multiple that you are seeing now.


Price:
$153.610
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE/MID CAPS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Unknown
2017-05-19 COMMENT John Petrides

He still likes this despite its run up. It has a 4% position in the S&P 500 and is up 25%, and probably a 15% position in the NASDAQ. Has been a major driver of indices and performance year-to-date. The story is still attractive. You are getting the 10th anniversary of the iPhone in September, which should be a blockbuster product. By this time next year, with the new iPhone coming out, it has very low hurdle rates to jump over. Also, starting to ramp up their services business, which is very important for future growth. If and when Trump and the Republicans are able to pass through tax reform, this company has $250 billion of cash, whereby 95% of that is sitting overseas. If they were able to repatriate that cash and give it to shareholders, that would be a good thing.


Price:
$153.060
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-05-18 DON'T BUY Matt Kacur

Not as bullish on this company as most people. They are so big, and it is hard for them to continue to get a good return on invested capital. Pretty much a one product company. All these things make him a little nervous. Also, it is not super cheap.


Price:
$152.540
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-05-17 WAIT Cameron Hurst

You are looking at a product cycle, so the next iPhone iteration will be in September. The stock has had a great run. Statistically, there is a meaningful difference in the performance of the stock leading up to the release of a new product, and the 3 months following. A lot of the money has already been made on this.


Price:
$150.250
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-05-16 COMMENT Lorne Steinberg

This company is doing everything right. He doesn’t own this, because 60% of earnings is because of the iPhone. If someone else comes out with a better mouse trap, it will have an impact. The valuation is not stretched.


Price:
$155.470
Subject:
Global Value & High Yield Bonds
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-05-10 COMMENT John Burke

This breached $800 billion in market cap making it the largest stock ever. He likes to think he can buy a stock that will double his money in 5 years, and he can’t imagine this one will double in size in the next 5 years. Has a hard time getting excited about this.


Price:
$153.260
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-05-08 HOLD Don Vialoux

This just hit an all-time high. Technically, you have to love this. Strong upward trend and outperforming the market. On a seasonal basis, it tends to move higher this time of year in anticipation of the September launches they always have. However, it does take a pause in May, June and early July. It doesn’t go down, it just kind of sits there for a while.


Price:
$153.010
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-05-01 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

An inexpensive technology stock. Wishes they would pay more of a dividend, simply because they have so much cash. The trouble is, a lot of earnings come from one product. That product can continue to grow, and is a very high margin product for them. Their service area is growing as well. Have a lot of cash, and they buy back a lot of shares. There is a good upgrade cycle on the phone. Their services business is additive, but not great. If they were allowed to bring their overseas cash back to the US, that would substantially help them out because they could buy back more of their shares.


Price:
$146.580
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2017-04-27 BUY on WEAKNESS Mohsin Bashir

A myriad of multinational companies with off shore cash would be huge beneficiaries of the opportunity to repatriate cash.  He does not view Apple as a tech company, but as a consumer discretionary company.  This is one of highest weights on the NASDAQ.  There is probably room for continued dividend growth.  It would be a beneficiary of more relaxed regulatory action in the US.


Price:
$143.790
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-04-27 COMMENT Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Loves this company. Has always been a big believer in the services side and was never too concerned about the fancy phone releases. The services side is going to be the real driver. Longer-term, we are probably looking at a $50 billion a year revenue line, just from the services side.


Price:
$143.790
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-04-20 PAST TOP PICK Lorne Zeiler

(A Top Pick Dec 23/16. Up 23%.) This has been a great buy. Has reduced his holdings, because the catalysts he was looking for hasn’t happened yet. Two of them were related tax reforms, particularly the possible repeat duration of offshore funds. He is also hearing of delays of iPhone 8. He still likes this. Still at a reasonable valuation.


Price:
$142.440
Subject:
DIVIDEND STOCKS AND MACRO STRATEGIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-04-19 COMMENT Bruce Murray

Has a target price of about $168. The dividend will go up. Their new product seems to be taking hold. This is not expensive, trading at about 15X.


Price:
$140.680
Subject:
LARGE CAP GROWTH & DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-04-17 WAIT Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

The valuation is not expensive.  He loves it from that perspective.  The Samsung 8 is getting great reviews and that is putting pressure on AAPL-Q.  In a correction it could come back to $120 and would be more attractive there.  Wait for the next iPhone to come out.


Price:
$141.830
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-04-13 PAST TOP PICK Paul Harris, CFA

(A Top Pick, May 5/16. Up 54%.) Had felt this was very cheap on a valuation basis. Trading at almost 10X earnings and has a great dividend yield. Still a very cheap tech stock.


Price:
$141.050
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-04-12 PAST TOP PICK John O'Connell, CFA

(A Top Pick May 3/16. Up 52%.) Feels the upgrade cycle is going to be a big cycle. They are building their service business really well. Trading at reasonable valuations. It is a big, big weight in the index, and there is a lot of money going into index funds, which is a positive. A very, very innovative company.


Price:
$141.800
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-21 BUY on WEAKNESS David Burrows

This has been in the middle of a great run. The tendency is for this to run up into a large product cycle, which is coming via the new iPhone. In the short term, it is probably a little overbought. He likes the Tech space as a whole. This company continues to dominate with its products. Would prefer to see it pull back to their moving average of $132-$135.


Price:
$139.840
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-16 COMMENT Gordon Reid

Apple (AAPL-Q) or Alphabet (GOOGL-Q)? He owns both, and both are great holdings. The amazing thing about this one is that they have about 1 billion basically captive users of their products. What makes that even more impressive is that there is a 93% loyalty rate. They produce a ton of cash. A 3rd of their market cap is in cash. Trading well below the market multiple. A great core holding for any portfolio.


Price:
$140.690
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-14 TOP PICK Kash Pashootan

Although the stock has gone up considerably over 3-4 years, it is still not expensive, because the earnings growth has been there. Where can you buy a company that is trading at 15-16 times with the amount of cash on hand and this kind of a balance sheet. Dividend yield of 1.6%.  (Analysts’ price target is $145.)


Price:
$138.990
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-13 COMMENT Matt Kacur

Companies go through cycles, and this one is on the downside of a cycle. ROC peaked in 2012, and ROC has been going down since that time. It is still at 15%, which is very respectable. Many companies would kill to have a 15% ROC. Valuation is OK, but doesn’t jump out as being super cheap. There are alternatives that you should be in. He would prefer something like Microsoft (MSFT-Q), Amazon (AMZN-Q), Facebook (FB-Q) or Google (GOOGL-Q). You aren’t going to get killed in this, but when there are alternatives that look so much more exciting, he would go with those.


Price:
$139.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-03-07 COMMENT John Stephenson

An excellent company and the street thinks so as well. The Bear case on this is that 60% of its earnings is the iPhone, and what are they going to do next that is a real mover. The whole ecosystem is so powerful that if you own one Apple product, you own a bunch of them.


Price:
$139.520
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-03-01 HOLD Barry Schwartz

Partial Sell to buy Facebook (FB-Q)? He hasn’t done a lot of research on Facebook, so can’t give an opinion, but the valuation is not extreme and it is generating gobs of cash. However, Apple is cheaper and is doing great things.


Price:
$139.790
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
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1 Comment

Frodo

October 23rd 2012 at 12:33am

I don't understand why the experts keep saying this is a cheap company. The stock is over $600 per share. That's not cheap!


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